Parents Association & Parents Council

The Durham Academy Parents Association supports the school's academic, social, fine arts and athletic objectives. Parents Association encourages volunteerism, raises and disperses funds, promotes communication and cooperation, and provides input to the school on issues of concern and interest to parents. All Durham Academy parents are members of the Parents Association.

The Durham Academy Parents Council is the governing board of the Parents Association. This group comprises members of an executive committee; division representatives; members of schoolwide committees on matters such as diversity, wellness and athletics; and parents who organize both community-building and fundraising events. See a list of the parents who serve on Parents Council.

Parents Bulletin Board

Seniors Emily Cotten, Lowell Oakley are Triangle Rising Star Award finalists; 'Urinetown' production up for Best Musical
Posted 05/23/2014 08:00AM
The stars have shone brightly on the Kenan Auditorium stage, and the Triangle Rising Star Awards program has once again taken notice. Durham Academy seniors Emily Cotten and Lowell Oakley have been selected as finalists for the Best Actor/Actress categories of the Durham Performing Arts Center-sponsored program, and the school's production of Urinetown has been selected as one of four finalists for Best Musical.
Cotten, who portrayed Hope Cladwell in Urinetown, and Oakley, who portrayed Bobby Strong, are among 10 actresses and 10 actors chosen from those who performed in school musicals around the Triangle.  A record pool of 52 student performers entered the competition.
"Our judging panel was truly astounded by the talent coming out of our Triangle area schools this year," read an email from the Triangle Rising Star Awards panel to DA drama director James Bohanek.
The 20 finalists will all perform in a showcase event at the DPAC on Monday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. The event also serves as an awards show, with honors given for Best Musical and Best Ensemble Ensemble, in addition to the individual acting awards.
Tickets for the showcase event are available on the DPAC website and are $12 online and $10 at the box office or over the phone.
The show is the culmination of a four-month audition period in which representatives of the judging panel attended musicals around the Triangle, reviewed DVDs from the performances and evaluated in-person auditions. The Best Actor and Best Actress winners will be offered the opportunity to participate in the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City and will earn $1,000 academic scholarships.
DA's production of Oklahoma! won Best Ensemble at the 2013 Rising Star Awards, and students Elizabeth Eason '13 an Alex Flores-Burgess '14 were finalists for the acting awards.
Parent Events
  • March 2019
    • MonMar25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • April 2019
    • SatApr06 Benefit Auction 6:30 PM
    • ThuApr18 Parents Association General Membership Meeting 8:15 AMBrumley Performing Arts Building
    • WedApr24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • May 2019
    • WedMay22 Parents Council Luncheon and Meeting Brumley Performing Arts Building (Lower School)
    • FriMay24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
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